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Game #2599

Saturday, 15 October 1960

Attendance: 23,048

Lost

Division One

10th (-1)

Arsenal

LLWWL

Highbury

Arsenal

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Jimmy MacEwan, scored but Villa lose for the fifth time in six away games this season, Saturday, 15 October 1960.

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MATCH TIMELINE

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa return to League action at Highbury and lose on the road for the fifth time in six and are defeated for the third time in the last four League games to make it six wins, all at home, a draw and six defeats, five away, in thirteen games following their return to the top flight.

Meanwhile, centre back Terry Morrall made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Shrewsbury Town in May 1961. Morrall played for Villa in 1959-60 and 1960-61 making nine appearances.

Aston Villa

Arsenal

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1952โ€“53

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #89 |
Saturday, 15 October 1960

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |
Last 5 Games | LLWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Arsenal

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Peter McParland replaces Harry Burrows.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.86 |

Oldest Player |
M Pat Saward | 32.18 |

Youngest Player |
CB Terry Morrall | 21.91 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Joe Mercer

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims |
FB Doug Winton |
FB John Neal |
CB Terry Morrall |
M Vic Crowe |
M Pat Saward |
W Jimmy MacEwan |
F Peter McParland |
F Bobby Thomson |
F Gerry Hitchens |
F Ron Wylie |

Arsenal

Kelsey, Docherty, Wills, McCullough, Snedden, Barnwell, Clapton, Henderson, Herd (g), Strong (g), Groves. Manager: George Swindin.

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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